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Jefferson Nickels20 of 28mis struck 1990 nickleus error coin sale,1997-p Improper Annealing jefferson nickel error shiney red copper look
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Posted 5 years ago

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There are two possibilities for a coin having dual nonoverlapping images on both sides of the coin. First is that the coin is actually double struck with the second strike simply being far enough off-center to fail to overlap the first strike. The second is that the coin was “saddle struck.” The saddle struck coin is so designated because the planchet saddles the die pairs (is positioned so that part of the planchet falls under each set of dies) in a dual or quad press. Thus, with one stroke of the press, two images are placed on the planchet. This is considered a double strike because two die pairs are involved.


  1. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    Jfit, great posts. Welcome to CW I look forward to following and learning from you. Later.
  2. BHock45 BHock45, 5 years ago
    My question is, how do people end up getting their hands on such errors? These cannot be put into circulation??? I guess you have to have connections?
  3. jfit jfit, 5 years ago
    you buy bag from the mint,or you have to have connection to the bank were they get those bags

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